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Afrobarometer is an independent, non-partisan research project that measures the social, political, and economic atmosphere in Africa.

Afrobarometer surveys are conducted in more than 30 African countries and are repeated on a regular cycle. Because the instrument asks a standard set of questions, countries can be systematically compared. Trends in public attitudes are tracked over time. Results are shared with decision makers, policy advocates, civic educators, journalists, researchers, donors and investors, as well as average Africans who wish to become more informed and active citizens.

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Type: Microdata, Open Data, Statistics

Country: International

URL: http://www.afrobarometer.org/ All Users

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The Datahub provides free access to many of CKAN's core features, letting you search for data, register published datasets, create and manage groups of datasets, and get updates from datasets and groups you're interested in. You can use the web interface or, if you are a programmer needing to connect the Datahub with another app, the CKAN API.

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Type: Open Data

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: https://datahub.io/ All Users

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The CIS-2008 marks the third cycle of this national child maltreatment data collection. The CIS-2008 data was gathered from 114 child welfare agencies/offices in every Canadian province and territory. The study employed a similar methodology to the CIS-1998 and CIS-2003 studies so that comparisons can be made.

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Type: Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://cwrp.ca/cis-2008 All Users

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City Mayors is a leading international source for urban statistics.

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Type: Statistics

Country: International

URL: http://www.citymayors.com/sections/rankings_content.html All Users

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In 2016, the Québec government and the municipalities of Gatineau, Laval, Montreal, Quebec City, and Sherbrooke joined forces to create the new Data Québec open data portal. Several other municipalities then followed suit, and thanks to this collaboration, several hundred datasets are now available. The site contains digital data distributed in a structured way according to a particular method, with an open license guaranteeing their free access and reuse.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: https://www.donneesquebec.ca/fr/organisation/ville-de-blainville/ All Users

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The City of Fredericton’s public platform is for exploring and downloading open data, discovering and building apps, and engaging in solutions important to local issues. The site is built on the Esri™ Open Data portal platform. The site includes various data sets and over 20 apps. In addition, they have featured some of their own datasets to provide additional insights into the data. 

NOTE: The City of Fredericton’s working language is English. While the functionality of Open Data site is provided in English and French, as well as titles, descriptions, and stories about the data, the actual datasets themselves are in English only.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://data-fredericton.opendata.arcgis.com/ All Users

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The Government is releasing public data to help people understand how government works and how policies are made. Some of this data is already available, but data.open.guelph.ca brings it together in one searchable website. Making this data easily available means it will be easier for people to make decisions and suggestions about government policies based on detailed information.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://data.open.guelph.ca/ All Users

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Kitchener's Open Data Initiative The City of Kitchener is committed to improving citizen engagement and enhancing transparency and accountability to its residents by providing public access to its data. Open data is data that is made freely available to the public in machine-readable format within the agreements of the open data license.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: https://www.kitchener.ca/en/city-services/open-data.aspx All Users

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In 2016, the Québec government and the municipalities of Gatineau, Laval, Montreal, Quebec City, and Sherbrooke joined forces to create the new Data Québec open data portal. Several other municipalities then followed suit, and thanks to this collaboration, several hundred datasets are now available. The site contains digital data distributed in a structured way according to a particular method, with an open license guaranteeing their free access and reuse.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: https://www.donneesquebec.ca/fr/organisation/ville-de-laval/ All Users

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​The intent of the Open Data London initiative is to provide information and data that is easily reusable and can be used by the user as they wish. The limitations around the re-use of this data are dictated by the Terms of Use, which essentially state that:

- users are free to re-use the data
- recognition should be given to the City of London.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://www.london.ca/city-hall/open-data/Pages/default.aspx All Users

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By opening its data to everyone, the City of Montreal allows it to be reused for different purposes, including commercial purposes. The results of this reuse can then be shared in the community, which creates a multiplier effect. The data released and reused thus generate benefits in the economic, cultural, social and technological spheres.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://donnees.ville.montreal.qc.ca/ All Users

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The City of Niagara Falls, Canada, is committed to improving citizen services, providing transparency and showing government accountability, in the most innovative and cost-effective ways possible, therefore supporting the open government philosophy.

The City's newest initiative, pioneered by GIS Services, is to provide Open Data online. The website design now supports the publication and distribution of public information in both viewable and downloadable formats.

In addition, a new Open Data Catalogue has been created which focuses on providing spatial data that can be freely used by our customers. This catalogue will initially provide basic information however it is our intent to expand this catalogue as we move forward with our Open Data initiative.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: https://niagarafalls.ca/services/open All Users

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The City of Ottawa (City) now grants you a world-wide, royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to use, modify, and distribute the datasets in all current and future media and formats for any lawful purpose.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://data.ottawa.ca/ All Users

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The Québec government and the municipalities of Gatineau, Laval, Montreal, Quebec City, and Sherbrooke joined forces to create the new Data Québec open data portal. Several other municipalities then followed suit, and thanks to this collaboration, several hundred datasets are now available. The site contains digital data distributed in a structured way according to a particular method, with an open license guaranteeing their free access and reuse.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: https://www.donneesquebec.ca/fr/ All Users

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In 2016, the Québec government and the municipalities of Gatineau, Laval, Montreal, Quebec City, and Sherbrooke joined forces to create the new Data Québec open data portal. Several other municipalities then followed suit, and thanks to this collaboration, several hundred datasets are now available. The site contains digital data distributed in a structured way according to a particular method, with an open license guaranteeing their free access and reuse.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: https://www.donneesquebec.ca/fr/organisation/ville-de-repentigny/ All Users

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In 2016, the Québec government and the municipalities of Gatineau, Laval, Montreal, Quebec City, and Sherbrooke joined forces to create the new Data Québec open data portal. Several other municipalities then followed suit, and thanks to this collaboration, several hundred datasets are now available. The site contains digital data distributed in a structured way according to a particular method, with an open license guaranteeing their free access and reuse.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: https://www.donneesquebec.ca/fr/organisation/ville-de-rimouski/ All Users

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This public platform also allows you to explore and download open data, discover and build applications, and commit to solving important local problems. 

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://catalogue-saintjohn.opendata.arcgis.com/ All Users

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In 2016, the Québec government and the municipalities of Gatineau, Laval, Montreal, Quebec City, and Sherbrooke joined forces to create the new Data Québec open data portal. Several other municipalities then followed suit, and thanks to this collaboration, several hundred datasets are now available. The site contains digital data distributed in a structured way according to a particular method, with an open license guaranteeing their free access and reuse.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: https://www.donneesquebec.ca/fr/organisation/ville-de-shawinigan/ All Users

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In September 2013, the City adopted the Canadian Open Government Licence (OGL). It gives users consistent terms for accessing and using government data, making it easier to combine, integrate, and share data from multiple providers across Canada. This is a major step towards encouraging wider use of open data and delivering more value to the public. Vancouver joins the Government of Canada, Provinces of BC, Alberta, and Ontario, and the cities of Nanaimo, Edmonton, and Toronto in adopting the OGL.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://data.vancouver.ca/datacatalogue/index.htm All Users

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Citizens are encouraged to use or repurpose the City of Windsor's open data for research purposes or to improve their interaction with municipal services and facilities. Members of the community can use the raw data provided here to create and share resources from maps to applications and more.

Please be aware that by downloading or accessing this data, you agree to be bound by the City of Windsor's Open Data Terms of Use.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: https://opendata.citywindsor.ca/ All Users

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The present study provides estimates of the economic and social costs of firearm-related crime in Canada. In this study, firearm-related crime is defined as crime committed with a firearm present or used during the commission of an offence, of which all are considered violent crimes. The impact of firearm-related crime can be both wide-ranging and long-lasting as it directs a society's resources to address the problem and causes unquantifiable pain and suffering to victims and their family members. Examining the financial impact is not a new approach in understanding crime. An understanding of the economic costs of crime can lead to important insights and policy decisions, both in terms of criminal justice policy and in terms of other social problems that compete with crime for government funding and resources.

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Type: Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/csj-sjc/crime/rr13_7/toc-tdm.html All Users

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The Research and Statistics Division (RSD) at the Department of Justice produces and communicates high-quality empirical research and statistical analysis using social science methods as an integral part of the evidence-based policy process.

While some reports are written in-house by RSD researchers, other reports are written by external subject matter specialists, who are contracted by the RSD to answer specific questions in their fields of expertise.

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Type: Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/jr/index.html All Users

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The Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Data Resource Center provides information on how data are collected and used in the states. Funded by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the purpose of the Center is to provide information to researchers, practitioners and members of the public interested in finding, using, or understanding domestic and sexual violence and stalking data. Please note that JRSA does not collect data, but is a resource for assisting you to find the information that you need.

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Type: Microdata, Statistics

Country: US

URL: http://www.jrsa.org/projects/domviol.html All Users

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An Enterprise Survey is a firm-level survey of a representative sample of an economy’s private sector. The surveys cover a broad range of business environment topics including access to finance, corruption, infrastructure, crime, competition, and performance measures. Since 2002, the World Bank has collected this data from face-to-face interviews with top managers and business owners in over 130,000 companies in 135 economies. More detailed information about the Enterprise Surveys can be found on the Methodology page. Since 2005-06, most data collection efforts have been centralized within the Enterprise Analysis Unit; these surveys are conducted using the Global Methodology. To date, over 94,000 interviews in 126 countries have taken place under the Global Methodology.

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Type: Statistics

Country: International

URL: http://www.enterprisesurveys.org/ All Users

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Gapminder is a non-profit venture promoting sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals by increased use and understanding of statistics and other information about social, economic and environmental development at local, national and global levels.

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Type: Statistics

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: http://www.gapminder.org/data/ All Users

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Dataset Search enables users to find data sets stored across the web by way of a simple keyword search. The tool surfaces information about datasets hosted in thousands of repositories across the web, making these data sets universally accessible and useful.

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Type: Data Visualization, Microdata, Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: https://toolbox.google.com/datasetsearch All Users

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The Google Public Data Explorer makes large, public-interest datasets easy to explore, visualize and communicate. As the charts and maps animate over time, the changes in the world become easier to understand. You don't have to be a data expert to navigate between different views, make your own comparisons, and share your findings.

Students, journalists, policy makers and everyone else can play with the tool to create visualizations of public data, link to them, or embed them in their own webpages. Embedded charts and links can update automatically so you’re always sharing the latest available data.

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Type: Open Data

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: http://www.google.com/publicdata/directory All Users

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As part of Halifax Regional Municipality’s commitment to improving citizen engagement and enhancing transparency and accountability to its residents, the municipality is pleased to provide public access to its data. Open Data is a permanent service provided to citizens and businesses to access data free of charge in machine-readable format.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://catalogue-hrm.opendata.arcgis.com/ All Users

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An international consortium of more than 700 academic institutions and research organizations, ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community.

ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.

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Type: Microdata

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/landing.jsp McMaster Users

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The London Datastore has been created by the Greater London Authority (GLA) as an innovation towards freeing London’s data. We want citizens to be able access the data that the GLA and other public sector organisations hold, and to use that data however they see fit – free of charge.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: International

URL: http://data.london.gov.uk/ All Users

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